The gin tonic craze is totally on! And even if summer is gone, Barcelona is the perfect city to enjoy a refreshing mix. I hadn’t been truly introduced to the great charms of a gin tonic until a friend of mine took me to this bar. Located in a small street, Cera, I was amazed at how crowded a small place could get. Turns out there was a good reason for it…
La Pesca Salada recovered an old store where they used to sell fish – specifically, salted cod. Maybe the interest of preserving the original heritage made the owners turn the place into a spectacular voyage into Captain Nemo’s realm: the ceiling resembles fish dermis and you can see a huge sardine can hanging over your head.
Besides the spectacular decoration, they serve unique Gin Tonics – with a large menu to choose from. They pride themselves in offering brands no one else in Barcelona pours, both gins and tonic water. I’ve tasted a few, but I’m nonetheless faithful to a classic blend of Hendricks with cucumber and rose petals. New cocktails are also included in the menú: all classics, with a twist – plus some simple but tasty tapas.
Just for laughs: there’s a small safety sign that says that only 15 people can stay inside the bar… which is never the case. And don’t miss the opportunity to visit the bathroom, located inside an old refrigerator decorated with Playmobil figurines.
Pesca Salada | Bars | Gin & tonic € 6
La Cera 32 | +34686265309
Mon – Sat 19:30 – 03:00